England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff claimed her first LPGA Tour title with a wire-to-wire win at the Mediheal Championships in Somis, California.
After going four shots ahead into the final day at The Saticoy Club, the 34-year-old had a lot to do after a nervous start to clinch her maiden Tour title.
But after sharing two bogeys with a birdie on the back nine, Ewart Shadoff was able to collect shots on the 12th and 14th holes to regain her advantage heading down the stretch.
She then kept her nerve on the way home, with four straight pars and a round of 71 enough to claim the win with a 15-under aggregate.
Ewart Shadoff said on lpga.com: “It’s a bit surreal.
“I didn’t know if that moment would ever come. I’m really thankful for everyone that’s on my team.
“Last year was really tough. I’m here because of them. I’m just very grateful.”
Japan’s Yuka Saso was second with 14 under, while Ewart Shadoff’s compatriot Georgia Hall was third with 13 under.
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/golf/california-england-japan-yuka-saso-georgia-hall-b2199135.html England’s Jodi Ewart Shadoff is fighting for the first LPGA Tour title in California